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MyeongdongSeoul

This central Seoul shopping district is the place to buy quality brand products and stop for a bite to eat. 

Myeongdong is one ofSeoul’s most accessible shopping districts for tourists. It’s located in theheart of the city and caters to Western tastes, with big-name brands andEnglish-speaking staff. Big malls also stock local labels, but don’t come toMyeongdong looking for traditional Korean culture.

The Myeongdong district isdivided into five distinct areas. The main area of retail outlets is onMyeongdong Street. Sizable shopping malls such as Migliore and U-too Zonemingle with shops stocking well-known brands. Prices aren’t cheap, but you areguaranteed genuine products rather than imitations.

Two side alleys branch offto the east and west halfway up Myeongdong Street. These sell mid-range brandssuch as Club Monaco and Guess.

Continue east to MyeongdongCathedral, a rare example of Gothic-style architecture and the first cathedralin Seoul to be built from brick. The north section of Myeongdong is taken up byCentral Street, home to the National Souvenir Center (another big shoppingmall) and a cluster of fast-food restaurants.

China Street is a smallenclave of Chinese stores, stalls and restaurants. It’s located just behind theformer Chinese Embassy. The street has a retro feel and is popular withSeoulites looking for something out of the ordinary. They also come here toenjoy spicy Shandong dishes. If you prefer to eat Korean, consider dining atone of Myeongdong’s many local restaurants and eateries. Try kalguksu (“knifenoodles”) or donkas (deep-fried pork cutlets).

Myeongdong has its ownsubway station on Line 4. This will get you to the south end of the district.To start from the north, go to Euljiro 1-ga. Stores tend to open mid-morning tolate evening.


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LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is CA $77 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seoul City Hall, Namdaemun Market and Gwanghwamun. Gyeongbok Palace is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Euljilo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,409 reviews)

"Good Location in the center of Seoul, Clean and Fancy, and Great Price"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2020

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Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $212 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

This family-friendly Seoul hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Seoul City Hall and Lotte Department Store. Myeongdong Street ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,105 reviews)

"The hotel is right in the downtown area and subway stations are also within the hotel complex or within walking distance if located outside. It's very convenient to get to different tourist spots and it's actually easier and of the same costs to take a taxi to get to those places. I stayed in an ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2020

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L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
4 out of 5
137 Toegye-ro Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is CA $106 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Myeongdong Theater, Myeongdong Street and Namsan Park. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City Hall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,669 reviews)

"Property is modern, beds are excellent, and everything is clean. Staff are friendly. Gym is tiny however"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

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Sejong Hotel
Sejong Hotel
4.5 out of 5
145, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $98 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Myeongdong, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Namsan Park, N Seoul Tower and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Gyeongbok Palace and War ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,123 reviews)
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"Other than alot of dust Hotel is excellent"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2020

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ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
4 out of 5
302, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $54 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Namsan Park, Myeongdong Street and Korea House. Cheonggyecheon and Lotte Department Store are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (927 reviews)

"The sauna and onsen is nice and free of charge Not much people using But the most complicated is need to swap key before entering every day. I don’t understand what they need to do so in this way."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

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Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
3.5 out of 5
27 Myeong-dong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is CA $94 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is steps away from Myeongdong Theater and Myeongdong Street. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City Hall are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,740 reviews)

"Everything is sweet, room size, room upgrade, staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

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